Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old transgender female-to-male transgender high school junior finished off an undefeated season this past Saturday by winning the Texas state girls wrestling title. As his arm was raised by the referee in victory, the Texas locals were split in their reaction to the win -- you can hear as many boos and you hear applause.
The boos and jeers came from those who say the testosterone Beggs is taking as he transitions from female to male gave him an unfair advantage.
So here's my honest question -- as a self-identified male, shouldn't have Beggs wrestled in the boys' division? I'm confused.
I just did more research on this story and as some suspected in the comment thread, Beggs was forced to wrestle in the girls division due to a Texas state law that requires student atheletes to compete as the sex on their birth certificate.
For those interested, here's Beggs's wrestling match that gave him the state title...
And here's a short interview with Beggs after the match...